A major update to ChannelAdvisor Marketplaces focuses on the following areas.
- Marketing changes include support for Google Product Listing Ads (PLA) Merchant Promotions and a new "Portfolio Bidder" which predicts optimal bids.
- Repricing improvements include a preview of the effect of repricing rule changes.
- Fulfillment support for multiple warehouses is improved with with the ability to prioritize distribution centers, and route orders by proximity to the customer.
- Marketplace improvements include new overselling protection, product matching technology and mobile optimization.
"In our ever-changing industry, the only way for retailers to stay ahead is by working smarter, not harder, and the 2014 Spring Release offers features to do just that," said ChannelAdvisor Vice President of Product Management Link Walls. "It's our job to deliver the tools necessary to simplify the online selling process, and our new functionality allows retailers to improve core strategies and processes to make the most of every e-commerce opportunity."
"This award underpins another great year for the company, one where our platform processed 39m sales orders and 25m parcels shipped" said Paul Watson, CEO at eSellerPro. "The award is a richly deserved accolade for the eSellerPro team and we thank our customers and partners for making it possible with us."
"We are ecstatic about winning the prestigious Red Herring award and view it as a sign that our achievements over the last two years have been recognized by the industry," said Feedvisor’s Co-Founder and CEO, Victor Rosenman, who himself presented at the Forum. "It is testimony to our hard work and a great honor for us. We've developed a solid product and are constantly fine-tuning it according to our customers' needs. It is also reflective of our growing customer base and our high rates of customer satisfaction."
Red Herring's Top 100 Europe list is a mark of distinction for new companies and entrepreneurs. Red Herring’s editors were among the first to recognise that companies such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo, Skype, Salesforce.com, YouTube, and eBay would change the way we live and work.
Teapplix QuickBooks Connector has added support for inventory items created from a combination of other items – known as "kits".
QuickBooks has limited support for kits, requiring the quantity remaining to be manually calculated. Teapplix works around the limitation within its own inventory system, providing the ability to define kits and synchronize inventory to QuickBooks.
Version 2.0 of eBay management tool comosale features support for multiple accounts, and the eBay messaging system.
The new version also allows sellers to manage listings, templates and sales in bulk. It provides more than 100 template themes, and supports up to 24 images per listing without any size limitation.
Other features in the new version include multi-variation support, a scrolling gallery, and options to automatically relist and automatically leave feedback.
eBay lister for the Mac GarageSale has been updated with a number of new features and options.
GarageSale 6.7 includes support for eBay Poland, calculated shipping, return restocking fees, cash-on-delivery costs for eBay Italy, and images from FileMaker Pro.
Liquidity Services' bid was 4.35% of the DoD’s original purchase value. The contract has a term of two years with options to renew.
To date, Liquidity Services has sold over $4.4 billion of surplus, returned, and end-of-life stock in over 500 product categories, including consumer goods, capital assets, and industrial equipment.
Sellers on the Neteven platform can install the Gengo plugin, then select items to translate, target languages and a quality level. A price will be calculated automatically, and translation can be ordered online.
Gengo supports 34 languages, using a network of over 9,000 translators around the world.
Sales tax tool TaxJar has launched its own API, a WooCommerce plugin, and support for CSV uploads.
Ecommerce software providers can use TaxJar's Simple Sales Tax API to determine if sales tax is due on an order, and at what rate. A new TaxJar plugin for WooCommerce has already been developed using the API.
Developers can use the API for free for 30 days, then are charged depending on usage, starting at 200 calls for $9.95 per month.
TaxJar has also released a new CSV upload feature. Sellers using unsupported shopping carts or marketplaces can export orders to CSV then load them into TaxJar for sales tax calculations.